London Stories in Black and White

I have always loved photography. My parents gave me my first little camera for my 12th birthday and I was so excited that I even told all my teachers about it. Very soon after that birthday, we spent a week in a cabin in the Jura mountains in Switzerland where I took photos of horses … Continue reading “London Stories in Black and White”

Highlights from a Weekend in London

Three years ago, London had caught me completely off guard: I had come to see the places that I had been familiarized with through all those countless English textbooks, but hadn’t expected to fall so hard for the artsy hipster London, the pretty stoops, and, oh — the coffee. Back then, I kept thinking that … Continue reading “Highlights from a Weekend in London”

Photo Essay: The Best of May 2015

I feel like being a little too redundant with starting off this monthly recap with the same cliché I used for my April wrap-up, but it just sounds so adequate this time around as well: May was a month of quite a few ups and downs regrading life, weather, and emotional states. But if writing monthly … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of May 2015”

The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Sightseeing in London

When it comes to money, London has a horrible reputation. And it’s true. When I learned how much rent my friend and host Sarah was paying for her shoe-box sized apartment, I couldn’t believe it. Or when we bought a few groceries for breakfast — fruit, cereal, yoghurt — and paid more than 20 ₤. Without … Continue reading “The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Sightseeing in London”

Photo Essay: Tower of London Through the Fence

I recently discovered my love for macro pictures of details, which put the actual sight in the background and coin a whole new perspective… So, here’s a rusty fence, a few leafs of ivy lit by the setting sun – and the Tower of London almost inconspicuously in the back…  

Photo Essay: Big Ben Bathed in Sunlight

Today’s Photo of the Week is dedicated to my great trip to London last April: When my friend Sarah and I were walking across the famous bridge over the river Thames, the British weather was just as capricious as it is known for — but when we turned around the late afternoon sun suddenly broke through the … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Big Ben Bathed in Sunlight”

London’s Gems: Portobello Road and Brick Lane

On a large scale, London has been what I expected it to be: Crowded, busy, oh-so British, but also culturally and artistically buzzing. What really surprised me however, was the hipster-artsy-hippie-vintagey side of London. Knowing me way too well, my host and guide Sarah took me to Portobello Road and Brick Lane. And she was so … Continue reading “London’s Gems: Portobello Road and Brick Lane”

An Afternoon of True Englishness

During my April visit to London I also wanted to have a true English experience, since I had never been to the UK before (shame on me!). Everyone keeps saying “London is not England”, so I was really desperate to have a look beyond the borders of the capital to find an authentic piece of Great … Continue reading “An Afternoon of True Englishness”

Spring Weekend Trip to London

The great thing about having smart and talented friends is that they achieve things like university places and job offers all over the world. My good friend Sarah is one of those people. We both graduated from college in 2010, and after having been an intern in publishing for several months, Sarah started doing her … Continue reading “Spring Weekend Trip to London”